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  • Friday, October 24
    Hudson River Brick Makers
    Filmmaker Jim Ormond documentary about the Hudson River Valley as the world capital of brick making, followed by Q&A. Refreshments. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25
    American Symphony Orchestra
    Under the direction of Leon Botstein. Chopin Pinao Concerto No. 1 w/Maryna Kysla on piano. Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, "Great." 7pm preconcert talk; concert at 8pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Dance Concert
    Choreography & performance by Bard students. 10/24 & 10/26 at 7:30pm; 10/25 at 2pm & 7:30pm. Free: reservations req'd. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 24
    Halloween Party
    For kids 12 & under. Come dressed as your favorite goblin. Games, goodies, stories, & more. 6–8pm. Free. Organized by Rhinecliff Ladies Auxiliary. From 6–8pm. For more info call Cynthia Baer at 876-5738.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Project 44
    All male dance group providing the artistic platform for choreographer Gierre Godley. Showcasing the beauty, versatility, and athleticism of male performers. $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Gray Green Canals
    Concrete Temple Theatre showcasing their multimedia theatrical event in progress about women and water. Free and open to public at 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Giant Book Sale
    Sponsored by Red Hook Rotary and the Red Hook Library from 10am–4pm. Phone: 845-758-1000. Email: redhookrotary@gmail.com. Url: http://redhookrotaryclub.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    Southern BBQ Dinner
    Cooked by Four Hogs! Take out orders will also be made available. Adults $15/ $13; ages 6-12 $10. Five and under free. 5–7pm. Call for tickets and info. Phone: 845-758-6900. Email: redhookumc@hvc.rr.com. Url: http://redhookumc.org.

  • Saturday, October 25
    "FDR&NYC: Bold, Persistent Experimentation"
    Free public forum and musical performance begins at 2pm with a moderated discussion on the interaction between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fiorello La Guardia, and Robert Moses—and their work in creating today's New York City. At 5pm: a special, hour-long musical performance by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performing the Gary S. Fagin original Robert Moses "Astride New York" and a selection of FDR's favorite songs. Registration required. Email: clifford.laube@nara.gov. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Sunday, October 26
    "Despite Troubled Times" Concert
    Featuring works by great American composers. 3–5pm. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Sunday, October 26
    Guitar Goes to the Opera
    Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar concert: transcriptions of famous operatic works. $10. 3pm. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, October 26
    Fab Fashion Fun-Raiser
    Haute Cature! Benefit for homeless cats. All outfits will be auctioned off AND also a brand new 60" SHARP TV. Doors open at 5, show at 6pm. Phone: 518-822-8643. Url: http://www.animalkind.info.

  • Monday, October 27
    Julia Elliott Reading
    Author of The Wilds. Reading followed by Q&A. 1:30pm. Url: http://bard.edu.

  • Thursday, October 30
    Halloween Party
    For the younger set. Free. 4–5pm. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Rip Van Winkle Club Halloween Hike
    At Olana State Hist. site! Costumes are opt, but the more, the more fun for the whole group. 9am in parking lot behind house.; multiple trails, fantastic views, lunch on the back porch at noon. Phone: 518-248-2579. Url: http://newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Red Hook Chocolate Festival
    First annual day-long festival featuring chocolate bomb skateboard race, demos and tastings, bake-off competitions, chocolate fountain, & more! Check website for times & locations. Phone: 845-758-0824. Email: info@redhookchamber.org. Url: http://redhookchamber.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Sun Ock Lee
    This master of Zen philosophy & mind/body dance technique returns to the Kaatsbaan stage. $30,/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Wilderstein Landscape Day
    Help clean up gardens & trails. Refreshments. 8:30am. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch. Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers. Weekly specials.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
845-868-3175

Health Quest Medical Practice OBGYN offers care for adolescents through post-menopausal women in 5 office locations in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Finding a qualified health care provider that matches your needs is easy at HQMP.  Visit www.health-quest.org/OBGYN to view our online introductory videos for all our Board Certified physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Call the concierge scheduling line below for OBGYN appts. in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and New Paltz.

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
1-877-729-2444

Ginny and Charles, formerly of At The Top, have moved to the beautiful Xanadu hair studio. In additon to accepting salon appointments they will travel to locations throughout the Catskill Mountain and Hudson Valley regions for wedding parties.

Xanadu 4623 Montgomery St, #16, Rhinebeck
845-876-0330

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

Vintage Five & Dime with a special Knitting Shop. Carrying various yarns and supplies. Toys, household needs, crafts and so much more.

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-3206

Highest quality wallpaper hanging. 30 years experience in the New York metropolitan area, now installing wall coverings in the Hudson Valley also. Skilled in all types of wallpaper. Excellent references. Insured.

845-679-8305 or 917-574-7002

Rachel Collet Photography provides wedding, portrait, event, and fine art photography services. Rachel and her staff pride themselves on creating contemporary and timeless images that capture your personality and your occasion. Also ask about our elegant photo booths for parties and celebrations of all kinds.

845-554-3443

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26–28 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, will be a celebration of artistic expression focusing on craft and visual art including 200 outstanding artists, live music, dance performances, hands-on demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet foods and more! Hours: Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm.

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
845-331-7900

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

Before you replace your windows or doors get a free estimate from Hobson. We do it all; vinyl tilt-in insulated windows, bows, bays, casements, patio doors, entry and storm doors/windows, custom wood windows, and porch retro-fits as well as a new full service glass shop. All products are energy tax credit certified.

51 Elizabeth St, Red Hook
845-758-0930

Renovating or redecorating? Evelyn Bartin is well-versed in (and enjoys!) many decorating styles, from traditional to modern to contemporary rustic. EB's specialty is contemporary-eclectic, mixing unexpected elements that create rooms with singular personalities.

41 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-5646

Classical guitar lessons. Classical guitarist David Temple offers lessons for all ages and levels. Lessons will emphasize both popular finger style and formal classical techniques, music theory and composition.

845-758-0174

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

The Potter Brothers Annual Ski & Snowboard Tent Sale will be back at the Dutchess Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this fall to kick off the 2014–2015 season: our best deals on everything left over from last season, plus all the great gear we picked up over the summer. Savings up to 50% OFF. Sale date: 9/6–9/7. ALSO: Swap & Sell sale on 9/19–9/21 & 10/24–10/26 in Fishkill; on 9/26–9/28 & 10/17–10/19 in Kingston; and on 11/1–11/2 in Poughkeepsie.

Rt. 28 , Kingston
845-338-5119

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
AboutTown Dutchess/Columbia: The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Suite 11, Red Hook, NY 12571, 845-758-3616  EMAIL US
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